So here’s where I share my favourite couldn’t-get-spliced-without-them products. Today, with thoughts of sparkly wedding sandal shopping on my to-do list it’s the turn of Footner’s Exfoliating Socks, £19.99. Hideously fabulous, here’s why I love them….
(This is not a sponsored ad though the product reviewed was given as a press gift)
I first reviewed these exfoliating socks a couple of years ago. The packaging has recently had a cute makeover (well overdue in my opinion) which I think makes them look loads more appealing. Actually, appealing and peeling are two words which accurately describe why I love them so much. Anyway, I’ve updated the review and added in a couple more pictures, one which should come with a warning. Here goes…
I can’t be the only person who, once the sun has gone into hiding so does their feet. It’s chunky socks and cosy Ugg boots all the way until late Spring for me. But with foot-baring opportunities still around I decided to save wedding budget pennies and try Footner’s Exfoliating Socks instead. And I still can’t quite believe what happened!
Now some things a girl just doesn’t need to share with her fiancé and wearing plastic bags on her feet I reckon is one of them. So him watching Arsenal downstairs and me catching up on the Home & Away omnibus was the perfect opportunity to rip them open. The bags (because I really can’t describe them as socks) were really large but they now come with tape to ensure a snugger and leak-free fit before adding a pair of my own socks. The instructions ask that nail varnish be removed as it could get wrecked but I’d got gels on and to be honest, couldn’t be bothered to get them off first. What’s inside the socks felt quite cold and squidgy but I’d been expecting some tingling and there was none. An hour later, I rinsed my still-unbareable feet clean then hit the duvet.
And that was it for about five days. The instructions did say to wait for up to a week so I wasn’t harrumphing. But OMG, on the dot of day five I woke up to feet that looked like a frightening pastry crust of peeling skin. The soles, the heels and even my toes were shedding skin like a snake! I changed the bed sheets before my fiancé noticed and hoovered the bedroom-to-bathroom carpet picking up my embarrassing trail of skin. As for my feet themselves, well they stayed firmly hidden in socks. The avalanche of dead skin that came when I took them off required the hoover to come out again. And so this continued. I was horrified but amazed at the same time.
Four days later my feet looked and felt better than they’ve ever done post-pedicure. Smooth, baby soft and amazingly, with my gel toes completely intact! Oh, and my carpets had never been so clean!
A word (well nine) of warning. Don’t save these socks until just before your wedding! At least two weeks before should guarantee no unsightly flake footprints scuppering your big day. That’s not the confetti you were hoping for! If I was to make a list of my beauty guilty pleasures, I think Footner’s Exfoliating Socks would top it. Honestly, they’re amazing and I’d recommend them to anyone wanting to side-step (sorry) a pro pedi.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried them too and what you thought….